suicide

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Is sharing a selfie on Facebook an effective way to stop someone who is seriously considering taking their life? The truth is, we really don't know writes Helen Christensen.

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In front of a full house at Leighton Hall at UNSW, former Director of the US National Institute of Mental Health Dr Tom Insell discusses tthe emerging global health emergency posed by mental illness and suicide, and how the public and news media seem unaware of the immensity of the statistics and

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The world is facing a global health emergency as the rates of mental illness and suicide increase, one of the world’s foremost mental health experts, Dr Tom Insel, has told a packed audience at UNSW’s Wallace Wurth lecture.

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An Australian study has found suicide risk assessments of mental health patients give results only slightly better than chance, prompting calls for a review of the way treatment resources are allocated.

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A $14.7 million donation to the Black Dog Institute from the foundation established by the late entrepreneur Paul Ramsay will be used to save the lives of Australians at risk of suicide.

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Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths by more than 90%, according to new research.

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There are well-researched programs for preventing late-life suicide that can make a difference. It’s time we implemented them, writes Brian Draper.

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The first ever study into people presenting to hospital following a suicide attempt has found one third will receive no mental health follow up.

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Australia could see a 20% drop in suicide attempts and deaths if governments took nine immediate steps, a UNSW mental health expert will tell a national summit today.

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Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found.

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